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Ao Prao Resort

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

After a small beach side walk from the ferry, you arrive in this great resort. The reception was done very well, the rooms have spectacular views and the infinity pool is (although small) great for relaxing and enjoying the views of the Gulf. The food in the resort is very nice, and the dining area is very romantic at night...

Just returned from a holiday trip to Thailand which ended with a two night stay in the Ao Prao Resort to chill out. From the moment we approached the island to the time of our departure, the experience was amazing with attentive staff throughout the resort. We were a party of ten adults and had booked deluxe cottages however due to a delay in completing work to adjoining restaurant we were all upgraded to beachfront cottages, a very pleasant bonus. Breakfast was more than sufficient overlooking the bay. Buzz restaurant service e s Thai food which we dined in on both nights. On the first night we went into the adjoining village but would not recommend it. Would certainly recommend Ao Prao Resort to anyone.

A beatiful resort, recently renovated, on the best beach on this island. We had a nice dinner at the outdoor balcony with 3 teenagers, and were very satisfied. The grilled salmon dish and the chicken casew dish were very good.

Amazing place ! ! ! stunning sceneries... white sand beach .... relaxing and stress relieving ... delicious foods ..,, comfortable room... accommodating staffs.... I really treasured the unforgettable & enjoyable experienced in Ao Prao Resort Thank you so much to my friend & former co-teacher Khun Teddy Dela Cruz who is working as a singer for helping us. Thanks also to the Resort Manager Khun Wi Ni for the great discount and privileges... plan to comeback soon❤️❤️❤️😊😊😊👍👍👍

We just love Ao Prao which has wonderful bungalows on a secluded beach on Ko Samet, away from the hustle and bustle of Ko Samet's Tubtim beach. It's very relaxing and a perfect time to just enjoy the water. We highly recommended if you're looking for a relaxing time but do not recommended if you're looking to party (although Tubtim beach is only a 10-minute songthaew ride if you want to party). Overall, it is a bit pricier than other resorts on Ko Samet but how much would you pay for the experience of your own private bungalow on a secluded beach? For us, it is well worth it! Enjoy!

This is a beautiful resort without the price tag of similar resorts. The hotel is lovely with big, spacious rooms with a day bed on the verandah. We had one of the higher rooms (404) which was very peaceful and had a lovely view of the beach, which only has 3 resorts on it, so is quiet and kept wonderfully clean. The food was great with a choice of Thai, Italian and Western cuisine across three different restaurants. Above all else, every single staff member from the front desk (Am and Trin) who deal face to face with guests to the many gardeners and cleaning staff, all are polite, courteous and friendly and I wish I could recognise them all by name on this post! When next in Thailand we will be going back to Ao Prao and we have alreafy recommended it to friends and family.

After 3 months travel this was our indulgent week before returning to Australia. This resort is superb. Great setting on beautiful beach with excellent facilities. Well presented large clean room. Comfy bed. Choice of 3 excellent restaurants. Charming courteous staff. A great place to relax and unwind. Superb.

15 years ago I stayed at the other, cheaper side of Ko Samed; this time I was travelling with my 15 year old son, so I choose for Ao Prao Resort, at the beach with the same name. And we quite enjoyed it. Both the hotel and the restaurant charge European prices, but our hillside room was nice and spacious, white a large covered veranda with a beautiful view. Could use some maintenance, which indeed is scheduled to start august 25; still a score of 4!

We arrived in the big rain and were afraid that this will ruin our stay. But actually, it was a wonderful stay. On the rainy afternoon and evening, we had a swim in the pool, an excellent massage and delicious dinner. On the next day, it was luckily sunny again so we had a chance to explore the island and enjoy the resort's beach. The staff was really friendly, everything was clean and well kept, and the food was very good.The transfer service from and to the main land by the boat was well organized. So, we had a really great time there and I hope to go back one day.

Ao Prao was a lovely getaway with excellent service, despite the rainy weather. We headed out to Koh Samet for a 24 hour stay on the island....the first day rained all day. However, the serene atmosphere, swim in the rain (pool), relaxing massage and great dinner made up for it. The sun came out the next morning and we were able to enjoy the lovely beach view before leaving that afternoon. It is obvious that the resort focuses on providing nice accommodation and good service!

60 Moo 4, Tumbol Phe Koh Samet Rayong

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Ao Prao Resort places you within 3 miles (5 km) of popular attractions like Rayong Aquarium and Ko Samed Beach. This 3.5-star resort has 58 rooms and welcomes guests with a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Ao Prao Beach and Ao Phai Beach are also nearby.


Enjoy a bite to eat at the resort's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service. Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee.


The 58 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including balconies, private yards, and refrigerators. Guests can enjoy satellite TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and slippers. Other standard amenities include minibars, free bottled water, and safes.

Property features

Ao Prao Resort offers an outdoor pool, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas. There's free parking and a free ferry terminal shuttle. Front-desk staff can help with dry cleaning or laundry, and provide local restaurant recommendations. Other amenities at this beach resort include a meeting room, free newspapers, and a garden.

Room options

Deluxe cottage / Included roundtrip shuttle speed boat at Seree Pier

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Premier Seaview / Included roundtrip shuttle speed boat at Seree Pier

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

75% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 449 reviews